Android – what would you choose?
# June 3, 2013 at 7:05 pm
I currently use Motorola Milestone (or Droid in USA, the original one), I’ve been using it for 4 years and because of heavy overclocking and usage it gets slower and slower, not to mention lack of ICS/JB (I won’t even bother, 550Mhz, dude).
What do you recommend?
- I live in Europe, so I couldn’t care less about LTE.
- 16GB internal memory is ok, if I can extend it (Nexus 4, sorry ;s)
- long battery life is a must I guess
Basically I restricted my options to Galaxy SIII, Nexus 4 (yeah, I know what I said before, but, but…) and HTC One X+.
I ask you because it will mainly serve as an Internet browser, music player and generally my mini-workstation when away from my PC. **iPhone is off the table.** Too expensive and less useful if I don’t own a Mac.
What do you own, what do you like about it and what would you advise? HTC is sturdy, Galaxy is plastic, LG/Google Nexus 4 is glass… HTC is older architecture though and has less RAM, but having Tegra and whopping storage… Galaxy has old Cortex, opposed to S4 Pro in Nexus and less RAM, but has SD, replaceable battery and feels less dangerous if dropped. Nexus is technologically most advanced, has 2GB of RAM, best screen, but it’s made of glass, has limited user space, but it’s also the cheapest. There is no clear winner and I’m really looking forward for something which I will be keeping for at least 3 years.
What’s your opinion, what would you do?# June 4, 2013 at 8:00 am
It’s not really about web development itself – I rather meant a device which would be very durable, sturdy, fast, wouldn’t break into thousand pieces upon falling and *maybe* has some traits useful for us.
Actually, in the end of the day – it doesn’t matter at all since I’ll probably switch to CyanogenMod10 anyways, then the differences will be only hardware-based.
So, edited the title slightly!# June 4, 2013 at 8:35 am
> I’ve been very pleased with my Samsung S3. It lays nicely (perhaps a touch on the large side, but I like that) in the palm, and it has good battery time.
This is what I’ve been hearing about S3, that it’s very comfortable and has a good battery. Thanks!
> I get good use out of my HTC ONE X….and they’re pretty cheap these days as they’re a good 18 months old now.
It’s what I’m worried about – is it worth to buy 18-month-old phone now? To use for ~3 years? I guess not really… I’m looking forward to see what will you choose, Paulie! Any ideas?
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